Aftar Singh

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24 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Politeknik banking on Koreans to upstage UiTM in President Cup final

KUALA LUMPUR: Politeknik-KPT will be banking on their South Korean players to win their maiden title in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).

On fire: Politeknik-KPT’s Oh Se-yong (left) is one of five South Korean players in the team up against UiTM-KPT in the President Cup final today.
24 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian rugby receives RM4mil boost and land to build stadium

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian rugby has received a double boost – a huge sponsorship deal and a plan for a brand new stadium.

Major lift: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin holding the new jersey with MRU president Datuk Shahrul Zaman Yahya (centre) and national team captain Shahir Ashraf during the unveiling ceremony yesterday.
23 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Mohd Poad insists Khairul has not lost his touch

KUALA LUMPUR: National sprinter Khairul Hafiz Jantan has not raced in the 100m since winning the gold medal for that event at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games last August.

Ready for action: Khairul Hafiz Jantan has been entered for the Federal Territory Athletics championships at the National Sports Council (NSC) Training Track in Bukit Jalil on March 18.
23 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

UiTM-KPT edge Ipoh despite lacklustre display

KUALA LUMPUR: Division One league champions Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)-KPT are one lucky team.

Getting rough: UiTM-KPT’s Muhd Asraf Zulzali (right) is fouled by Ipoh City Council’s Mohd Arif Roslan during the semi-finals of the President Cup at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star
22 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ipoh City Council out to seek revenge against UiTM in semi-finals

KUALA LUMPUR: Ipoh City Council could not be more motivated when they face Division One league champions Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)-KPT in the semi-finals of the President Cup today at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

21 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Akmal turns hero

KUALA LUMPUR: Muhamad Akmal Tajuddin scored in the last minute to turn hero for Ipoh City Council in their 4-3 victory over Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) in their President Cup match.

Making his move: UiTM’s Muhd Haikal Abdul Mutalib (right) dribbling the ball away from MBPJ Tigers’ Mohd Shahrul Nizam during their President Cup match yesterday. — AZHAR MAHFOF / The Star
20 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

MBPJ Tigers hope to get penalty corners right to keep UiTM-KPT at bay

KUALA LUMPUR: Underdogs Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Tigers will have to get it right with the penalty corners to make a mark in the President Cup.

19 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Blue Warriors snatch draw in dying minutes

KUALA LUMPUR: Siti Zulaikha Husain scored in the dying minutes to help Blue Warriors snatch a 1-1 draw in the top-of-the-table clash against PKS Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten)-KPT in the National Women’s League.

Sharing the spoils: PKS Uniten-KPT’s Ellya Syahirah Ellias (centre) celebrating her goal against Blue Warriors during their National Women’s League match yesterday. — M. AZHAR ARIF / The Star
18 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Uniten darling Nuraini out to help team win league title again

KUALA LUMPUR: Penalty corner specialist Nuraini Abdul Rashid is a gem of a player for any team in the Women’s Hockey League.

Someone to rely on: Nuraini Abdul Rashid has turned out to be an asset for every team that she played for. This year, she will try to help PKS Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten)-KPT win the league title for the second time.
16 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hafiz receives bonus and offer to return to Scottish Hockey League

KUALA LUMPUR: There is a double joy for Univer­siti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) forward Muhd Hafiz Zainol after leading the team to the TNB Cup title.

Time for a new challenge: Muhd Hafiz Zainol (right) has been a faithful UniKL player since his junior days.